Cig lighter development case

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mcgyvr, May 23, 2014.

  1. mcgyvr

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    Anyone seen a bare/empty cigarette lighter adapter you can buy that one could put their project board/components into?
     
  2. alfacliff

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    at radio shack. you might try Keystone electronics, they have quite a bit of hardware like that.
     
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  3. mcgyvr

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    nope and nope.. try again :)
    Obviously I could buy something and take its guts out but thats not really "production" friendly. I'm surprised the typical plastic project box companies don't have it either..
    I just didn't want to have a 12v socket on a cord coming out of a box.. Thought someone might have an all-in-one project socket.
     
  4. djsfantasi

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    Do you want the male adapter or the female socket?

    Have you tried checking at an auto supply store, like Autozone?

    They may have something that you can adapt.
     
  5. mcgyvr

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    Male part..
    I thought there must be something out there with the male part with a small stylish empty "box" at the end where you could drop in a small custom PCB and just solder the 2 wires from the adapter tabs to it and voila..
     
  6. ian field

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    The local Poundland store (everything £1) had a cigarette adaptor to micro-USB, so you get the adaptor case and a bonus prize of a little PCB with a 12V to 5V buck regulator on it.
     
  7. mcgyvr

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    point is.. its something I'd like to buy hundreds of.. not have to take someone elses stuff out.

    just surprised this isn't out there for "DIY"ers.. No biggie.. I'll go a different direction.
     
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